Since its creation in 1992, the Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Awards have honoured particularly courageous and independent journalists whose work has had a great impact. The Press Freedom Awards were presented for the first time in 1992 and then annually in France. In 2018, the ceremony was held in London for the first time. This year RSF will hold its the awards ceremony in Berlin on September 12, the 25th anniversary of the German section of RSF.
Deadline: 30 August 2019
Job Opportunity Free Press Unlimited (FPU) is hiring a Brussels-based advocacy coordinator to join their team with the aim of consolidating their work on press freedom and media development. This is a new position with an opportunity to make an considerable impact.
GFMD, alongside nineteen other press freedom and media development organisations have co-signed a letter to new European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen to prioritise press freedom, access to information, and journalist safety during her term.
On 9 July, 33 press freedom and media development organisations met in London in advance of the Global Media Freedom Conference to call on all participating States to ensure the protection and safety of all journalists and media workers in compliance with their existing obligations and international standards.
Deadline: 01 July 2019
Job Opportunity FPU is searching for a project leader to manage their newest project: “A Safer World for the Truth”. The project aims to investigate cold cases of journalist murders in order to actively promote, encourage and achieve prosecution against perpetrators of deadly violence against journalists and help bring an end to impunity for these crimes.
1-3 June 2019 – Glasgow, Scotland
The World News Media Congress is the annual meeting of news executives, including publishers, editors and owners, of newspapers from all over the world. It is hosted in a different city each year. The 2018 Congress in Portugal drew around 900 people from over 60 countries for three days of conferences, executive meetings, networking and social events. This year, WMNC will look at the many ways to reconnect newsbrands with the people that will influence future societies.
Mongolia’s Globe International Center and UNESCO’s Mongolian National Commission co-organized an event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day in the Open Society Forum in Ulaanbaatar, 2 May 2019.
For its 26th instalment, World Press Freedom Day has been co-organised by UNESCO, The African Union Commission, and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. This year’s theme is: “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation”.
In February 2019, the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA), announced the launch of its own Press Freedom Index. GFMD spoke to Mousa Rimawi, MADA’s Director General to further understand the significance of this index.
Deadline: 10 April 2019
The “Samir Kassir Award for Freedom of the Press”, which has been awarded by the European Union since 2006, honours the Lebanese journalist and writer Samir Kassir who was assassinated in 2005.
1-3 June 2019, Glasgow, United Kingdom
The World News Media Congress is a unique gathering of chief editors, publishers and CEO´s, passionate about media freedom and taking action to ensure a sustainable news industry. Join in Glasgow for the 71st World News Media Congress.